counsel against

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counsel (someone) against (something)

To advise one against taking some action. As his defense lawyer, you need to counsel your client against making incriminating statements like that.
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counsel someone against something

to advise someone against doing something. The lawyer counseled her against suing the government. I was counseled against going for a walk alone at night.
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What I wish to counsel against here, though, are emotional and knee-jerk reactions leading to calls for the return of the death penalty and the routine arming of our police.
NDAs in place so I can't name names, but this is such a frequent occurrence that we always counsel against "Friends and Family" tests.
To "educate free people everywhere about the threat posed by global radical Islamist and fascist terrorist movements; to counsel against appeasement of terrorists; and build support for a strategy of victory against this menace to freedom.
In reaching this determination, the Court found itself constrained by ground rules of statutory construction that counsel against expanding exceptions to the statutory protection of privacy created by GLBA.
If Chuck wishes to avoid recognizing gain on the liquidation of his partnership interest in Royal Monarch Company, the tax adviser should counsel against distributing all 300 shares of the partnership's IBN-TELco stock to Chuck.
Because the probability that incoming information would counsel against any further policy tightening was certainly less than 50 percent so that only a matter of timing was likely to be involved, these members indicated that they would join with the other members in voting to tighten policy at this meeting.
It also creates a judicial triangle, pitting some combination of client and counsel against each other during the course of trial.
This set-up is usually more conducive to firing pin breakage than the Colt's floating firing pin, and so I would counsel against excessive dry snapping.
WASHINGTON -- Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a bar complaint with the Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Counsel against Senator David Vitter (R-LA) for violating Louisiana's rules of professional conduct for lawyers.
The Archbishop of Canterbury's wise counsel against pinning hope on individuals, and ignoring complexity and humanity, was particularly timely.
But he didn't always practice what he preached, although he regularly recommend drinking a pint of bitter ale in the lead up to races and refused to counsel against drinking red wine every night, "although never more than half a pint".
Regularly prompting laughter, Mr MacKenzie mocked both the inquiry as well as poking fun at its chairman Lord Justice Leveson, "who couldn't win when prosecuting counsel against Ken Dodd for tax evasion".
The volatility in the sector, which endured another rollercoaster period last week, is believed to have led the betting exchange's advisers to counsel against a stock market flotation or IPO (initial public offering) which had been tipped to happen in July.
The ageing process - he turns 40 in February - will counsel against another year, while David Jeffrey has never let sentiment get in the way of business.
Experience would counsel against doing so, since most of the time--31 times out of 32--the cost of insurance would exceed your benefits from purchasing it.